Christians and Sexuality, Masturbation, and Use of Contraception
Now im new here, and if this is deemed inappropriate discussion i'll understand, but it is not my intent for it to be inappropriate. OK so the controversial topic of mastubation and christianity and the bible is one that I could never really grasp. Not only mastubation, but the use of contraception as well is seen as simply not good by devout chrisitans. I am athiest by the way.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming." (Col. 3:1-6)
OK, i understand what that they are saying, basically seperate earthly qualites from heavenly qualities (in my opinion). Also this is not the only passage refering to sexuality. But really, masturbation is natural and normal and to say otherwise i beleive is foolish. I mean really, if my friend said to me "Man i dont just dont want to masturbate anymore and dont want to experiance pleasure and sex" i would probably think there is something seriously wrong. I believe it is wrong to for christian adults to tell their children masturbation is wrong and evil (actually, dont ask dont tell is probably the best way to go about it), when it is natural. I think it is even worse to tell kids to not use a condom. We have the technology of contraception, we should use it, look at what could happen if some people didnt. They would either have a child at such a young age it could ruin there life, or they would have an abortion which i think would be on their minds for the rest of their life. So really what im trying to say is I think that to tell someone not to masturbate is wrong, and is like asking someone to not be themselves and act natural. Also, it is even more illogical to promote the idea of not using contraception, which could really just make things a whole lot easier. And on top of that, lust and sexual desire for pleasure is natural, and to promote the idea of never experiancing pleasure and sex for fun is wrong. Anyways, i dont mean to be too agressive if it came by that way, i just strongly disagree with what many christians believe and what i was told to believe.
So just was wondering what arguments chrisitans have for why you believe that what you believe relating to the topics above.
I am atheist
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